effect of reaction conditions such as Cu(III) concentration, reaction temperature, and the weight ratio of MMA/CS on the mean particle size was also investigated. Insulin-loaded nanoparticles were prepared, and their maximal association efficiency was up to 85.41%. The experiment of release in vitro showed that the nanoparticles gave an initial burst release followed by a slowly sustained one. VC 2011 Wiley selleck products Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci 120: 2707-2715, 2011″
“We evaluated the potential moderating effect of emotional distress (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory 2, scales D and Pt) on language functioning (i.e., Boston Naming Test, phonemic paraphasic error production on the Boston Naming Test, Controlled Oral Word Association Task, Animal Naming, Token Test) in patients with left (N = 43) and right (N = 34) mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE) and frontal lobe epilepsy (FLE) (N = 30). FK866 ic50 Video/EEG and brain imaging results confirmed localization. Logistic regression models revealed that perceived emotional distress moderated language performance. Performance of patients with left MTLE and that of patients with FLE were equally poor across language measures. Performance of patients with right MTLE was intact. Depression and anxiety differentially moderated performance. Anxiety was associated with better performance in patients with FLE on classically temporal
lobe-mediated tasks (Boston Naming Test). Depression was associated with worse
language performance on measures for which impaired performance was traditionally intrinsic to the underlying epileptogenic lesion (word fluency in FLE). Emotional distress influences language performance. Adequate treatment of mood should be considered when managing pharmacoresistant epilepsy. (C) 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.”
“First-principles scalar relativistic calculations check details in supercells of 16 atoms are used to represent disordered B2 ordering of Fe3Ga in order to observe the effect of Ga-Ga pairs on the electronic structure of this alloy. From a comparison with pure bcc Fe it is observed that the energy position and occupation of e(g) and t(2g) states are largely affected by the Ga-Ga pairs and strengthened intraplane interactions takes place. The results show that a larger hybridization of the conduction band is in the source of the magnetostriction enhancement experimentally observed in Galfenol. (C) 2011 American Institute of Physics. [doi:10.1063/1.3525609]“
“The nonlinear optical response of the liquid crystalline multiarm star-shaped azodendrimer was investigated in picosecond pulse and CW regimes at 532 nm. The polymer exhibited large nonlinear refractive coefficient in two regimes (n(2) = -2.88 x 10(-13) cm(2) /W and -1.1 x 10(-10) cm(2) /W under picoseconds pulse excitation, whereas n(2) = -1.4 x 10(-6) cm(2) /W and n(2) = -8.8 x 10(-5) cm(2)/W under CW laser excitation in solution and film, respectively).